Thousands of high school students walked out of class in Washington DC on Thursday and marched to the Capitol to demand new gun control legislation.

Students rallied and chanted "enough is enough", "NRA, how many kids have you killed today" and "thoughts and prayers are not enough."

Senator Murphy explained that US President Donald Trump invited him to the White House to discuss gun control, but that the conversation was halted after the NRA met with the president shortly thereafter.

He told the crowd to demand that the Democratic Party nominate someone who would make gun control be a major issue in their campaign.

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